Prediction season is upon us. Here are three issues that could be an important piece of religion coverage in 2019.
Jennifer Wilkins Davidson is an associate professor of theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Her research areas include Communion and baptism among American Baptists, the Black Lives Matter movement and the spiritual practices of the “nones.”
Kathleen Garces-Foley is a professor of Religious Studies at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She is an expert on the religiously unaffiliated and death, among other topics.
Raymond Arnold is a New York-based humanist activist and organizer of the first Secular Solstice service, a December celebration for atheists, humanists and other nonbelievers that incorporates light, darkness, ritual and song.
Marya Hornbacher is a writer and nonbeliever who has written widely of her own struggles with mental illness. She is the author of Waiting: A Nonbeliever’s Higher Power, which explores what spirituality can mean to nonbelievers recovering from a mental illness. She is based in Evanston, Ill.
Glenda Stansbury is dean of the In-Sight Institute and marketing and development director for In-Sight Books. She helps train nonreligious funeral celebrants and can discuss nonreligious funerals and contemporary funeral and memorial practices. She is based in Oklahoma City.
Art Farnsley directed the research of the Project on Religion and Urban Culture at the Polis Center of Indiana University. He has extensively studied congregations and social services and is one of the authors of Sacred Circles, Public Squares: The Multicentering of American Religion (Indiana University Press, 2004). His most recent work is “Flea Market Jesus,” on […]